We are going for a little early season scouting mission to check out the Mt. Stelfox via Ferrata. For the unfamiliar it is essentially rock climbing aided by metal rungs and safety cables. The Fox is considered an intermediate climb. You can find more information on it here: Via Ferrata Canada
For this trip, as a Covid precaution, in order to minimize the chances of a climber needing close assistance, rock climbing experience is required. You must be comfortable maintaining your own protection as you climb and with some exposed segments. You will also need the general fitness to handle about 180m of fairly consistent climbing.
The plan will be to meet in the parking lot around noon to catch the warmest, and hopefully driest part of the day. The total time on the climb including the approach and walk off is about four hours
Participants must be healthy with no travel outside of Canada in the last two weeks and free from any Covid symptoms. Throughout the trip, including on the approach hike and walk off, we will stay 2m or more apart unless masked. On the climb, climbers will naturally be 2m or more apart. Climbers will be asked to have a mask handy in case we need to be in close proximity at some point on the climb
To join the trip please put your name on the waiting list, and if you haven't climbed with me before, email me a brief description of your climbing experience
Required Items to Bring:
Via Ferrata Lanyard (note, this must be
specific to climbing via ferrata, rental can be
Sturdy shoes with good grip (approach shoes,
trail runners, light mountaineering boots,
hiking boots/shoes with soles that will grip
Gloves to wear while climbing (lightweight,
work gloves or belay gloves work well)
Weather appropriate climbing clothes
Recommended Items to Bring:
Collapsible hiking pole for the walk back
Sunscreen and climbing equipment friendly bug
*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:00 PM.